EDMONDS, Wash. — Police are investigating a triple shooting Tuesday afternoon at a market in Edmonds.
A 27-year-old man who shot three people, including his estranged wife, outside a busy Edmonds Asian market on Tuesday afternoon surrendered to police after calling 911 five hours later, police said.
The man turned himself in at a police precinct in Everett at about 8:30 p.m., police said.
Tuesday night, all three victims were listed in critical condition. Wednesday morning, Edmonds police said a Mountlake Terrace woman died from her injuries.
A woman who told police she’s the estranged wife of the shooter was shot in the face, another woman was shot in the arm and a man was shot several times in the legs, according to Edmonds police.
Sgt. Josh McClure said the shooter and all three victims know each other. The shooting happened near the entrance of the Boo Han Market in the 22600 block of Highway 99.
“It was a very crowded business location, and chaos is the word that I can describe it,” McClure said.
Three Edmonds officers who arrived on the scene minutes before paramedics are all rookies new to the job, but they applied lifesaving, first-aid techniques — which they had just learned in their training — to the victims.
“When they arrived, they immediately got out their trauma kits out and started performing combat first aid on the gunshot victims,” McClure said.
Police said they will wait for a search warrant to open the suspect’s car to look for the gun used in the shooting.
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